I noticed those support bases and posts, mostly laying on the ground next to the support base. Still waiting for the posts, etc to come to Davis.....Speaking of the NJ Speedway, I noticed that they have restarted work on installing constant tension catenary between CP Clark and what looked like to the eastern boundary of CP Fair. They are installing new posts and cross bars. When done they will be able to extend 150mph to somewhere between CP Ham and CP Fair from CP Clark.
This will leave just a few miles of tracks east of CP Midway where they have the work partially done before they abandoned it due to shortage of funds resulting from spectacular mismanagement which the OIG has written up since. Maybe now they will complete that too.
No. Only 150mph in NJ AFAIK. 160mph up north. No 165mph.This is awesome news. Will have to get down there soon while trying to avoid the high fares
Will these sections be hood for 165 on the new Aveila or just the sections in MA?
Also where exactly are these interlockings?
Right. Anywhere that speed higher than 110mph is allowed has no grade crossings. So no grade crossings between NY and Washington DC.Do those sections have no grade crossings?
What I’m finding with Google search is the last grade crossings between NYC & DC were eliminated in the mid 80’sI remember seeing a grade crossing somewhere between NYP and WASH (maybe MD) sometime during 1960s. It was a manual crossing with at that time the gate operator was on the ground west of the tracks. I bet a historian can tell us when the last crossings were eliminated.
The inland route bypasses Providence and eastern CT. It does add Hartford, Springfield (depending on route) and Worcester. It has its own speed problems (ancient, winding track) and many grade crossings. But those crossings are probably easier to alleviate than the ones on the CT coast.There are 11 grade crossings left in the 20.4 miles between Miner Lane in Waterford and Palmer Street in Stonington, all in CT. I don't see how any of these will be closed because they all provide sole access to residential or marine areas or are in the 30mph section in New London.
The real solution is the bypass New Haven-Hartford-Providence.
This is the problem with the old inland route New Haven-Hartford-Springfield-Worcester-Boston. It's also capacity constrained. This is why it's an interim solution.It has its own speed problems (ancient, winding track) and many grade crossings
Interesting; thanks for the article. We'll see what happens there with public opposition.Here is the current grade crossing closure plan in Connecticut. One can call it a "Grade Crossing number reduction plan":
Back to the original topic: where are the CPs referenced above?
As it stands now the Cab Signals and ACSES are being updated for the 160 MPH territory on the Shore Line.No. Only 150mph in NJ AFAIK. 160mph up north. No 165mph.
"County" is west of New Brunswick at MP 32.8
"Midway" is 8.5 miles west of County at MP 41.3
"CP Clark" is not shown in the NEC timetable, but Princeton Junction is at MP 55.7, so a little west of there.
So, about 23 miles of speed upgrades.
I was under the impression that at least for now there was no funded plan to modify the catenary in Delaware beyond replacing all the suspension brackets to the new rigid type allowing speed upto 145 mph. At some point they should upgrade to constant tension between CP Ragan and CP Perry I suppose since that part or significant subsections can support above 145mph.I noticed those support bases and posts, mostly laying on the ground next to the support base. Still waiting for the posts, etc to come to Davis.....
Midway - Monmouth Junction between Princeton Junction and New Brunswick, universal crossover (45.3)
County - at Jersey Avenue NJT station universal crossover (32.8)
Between Midway and County there are two new interlockings name IIRC Adams and Delco (west to east)
Thanks for the terminology update!Universal Crossovers are referred to as a "Complete Interlocking". Meaning that you can get from Track 1 to 4 and 4 to 1.
Adams is a 80 MPH Crossover and I believe that Delco is the same.
Based on the locations of the concrete bases, these are for the realignment of the tracks for the Newark platform.I was under the impression that at least for now there was no funded plan to modify the catenary in Delaware beyond replacing all the suspension brackets to the new rigid type allowing speed upto 145 mph. At some point they should upgrade to constant tension between CP Regan and CP Perry I suppose since that part or significant subsections can support above 145mph.
That makes sense.Based on the locations of the concrete basis, these are for the realignment of the tracks for the Newark platform.
Thanks for the terminology update!
Say what are the mile posts for Adams and Delco?
I suppose Adams is a 1 to 2 crossover (eastbound) and Delco is a 3 to 4 crossover (westbound)? These are basically to keep the NJT Outer Zone Expresses and possibly some NERs off of tracks 2 and 3 so that they don't hold up Acelas winding up to 160mph, right?
Also BTW, have they increased the max speeds on 1 and 4 beyond County to 125mph yet?
That makes sense.
When they do constant tension they install new posts because one of the things that goes with constant tension is also reducing the span length to something shorter than what PRR used originally. That is to reduce sideways deflection of catenary I suppose, and get a more stable catenary.
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